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  2. don't lose hope yet, get it done yourself. you are trained in it now.
  3. Rich

    Pics of boot floors

    normal is crap. sport is a half but a spacey fits because there is no battery. gti is different again with a battery tray in it.
  4. *shakes fist* If I'd known that the first time I stripped it down!
  5. from memory the green bit is soft alloy and easily damaged, so replace the whole seal inc green bit.
  6. Sausage

    Pics of boot floors

    Looking for side by side comparisons of the spare wheel wells (minus contents) of vanilla, 16v sport and GTI etc. Any pics? is it just the wheel well that is different or more involved? Cheers
  7. Had a quick search and couldn't find anything. Just got the Lupo back on the road after the world's slowest suspension/ running gear rebuild. Got it home yesterday, and ten minutes later there's a pool of gearbox oil under the car. I know it's not a huge amount, it just looks like it because of the fluid type. Upon inspection, it seemed to be dripping from the green sleeve around the gearbox/ shaft seal, driver's side. After a couple of hours and a lot of swearing, I've replaced the black rubber seal, I think it still may be dripping from that area. I'm going to get it higher to investigate the selector seal... does it usually present as a leak coming down there, or do I need to replace that sodding green sleeve? If so, it's going to a garage, I'm sick of the thing now.
  8. mk2

    1.0 arosa

    Insurance companies generally only cost you extra if you change stuff that affects performance or safety... Stuff like upholstery, paint, body kits, ICE and stickers, no problem. Wheels, exhaust, suspension, brakes and engine... yeah.
  9. Yesterday
  10. Tomsw

    1.0 arosa

    Need to ring up my insurance company first to see how much it will all be. But that's the plan.
  11. medal my way please.
  12. Tomsw

    Rear washer leak

    Scratch that. Just found the leak, cheers Rich
  13. Tomsw

    Rear washer leak

    Took the plastic off, can't find the leak for the life of me, should the washer hose be under the carpet?
  14. Rich

    1.0 arosa

    lower it and stick awkward wheels on so you can learn it all for yourself.
  15. remove the plastic on the passenger side of the seat and you will find the leak.
  16. When using the rear washer The car leaks washer fluid all over the floor under the passenger side door. The water is coming out of two small holes underneath the car, how do i fix this?
  17. Rich

    Rear Stub Axle

    plastic v metal. you've gotta be able to work that out
  18. I am currently in the process of doing a rear axle rebuild parts are coming in thick and fast now. I am having trouble getting the ASB sensor out of the stub axle on the rear? any tips or guidance would be handy please.
  19. cj1

    Vw Lupo 1.4 16v 75bhp performance gains

    +1. Rear discs are over powerful for such a small car with little weight at the back.
  20. cj1

    1.0 arosa

    Mod it to your heart's content. It's your first car and a good learning experience. I don't see anywhere any mention of you wanting it to be fast, so just make it look good and to your taste. Look forward to seeing some updates!
  21. Last week
  22. Tomsw

    1.0 arosa

    Cheers for the advice, wasn't planning on going over the top on the mods cause of insurance. I only plan on keeping the car for a couple of years anyway, happy with her at the moment though.
  23. mk2

    1.0 arosa

    I'll second that... you could have spent another 1k and maybe bought a much faster bigger car. But the running costs would have been way too high, which is why you opted for a little Arosa? Lots of people want a Lupo or an Arosa to be a Lamborghini. If you spend perhaps 50k+ you could get close, but still not the real deal (obviously). A huge amount of expert engineering goes into designing a top car, which is why they're expensive. Modding a car will generally only devalue a car, although the bonus is that you'll learn lots. Believe it or not, people who work for big car companies are petrolheads just like us lot. Really. The design team for a new model is often only perhaps just five or six people. Often in their 60's. In their free time they still play with and drive fast cars....
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  25. Rich

    Now that's a colour . . .

    fanny.
  26. Lupo1.4 16v

    Vw Lupo 1.4 16v 75bhp performance gains

    Cheers weslangdon, totally forgot to mention brakes I have fitted lupo sport front brakes (256mm) that made a big difference. I have left drums rear as on a small car like the lupo I don't think rear discs do alot and drums are easyer to set camber on but if I had more power I'd get a gti rear beam.
  27. weslangdon

    Vw Lupo 1.4 16v 75bhp performance gains

    you will need to factor in the cost of uprating the brakes too, as the 100 bhp car has rear discs and bigger front discs
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